User Interface

The user interface of Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 is designed to let you quickly find commands that you need to protect data of Microsoft organizations against disasters and configure backup infrastructure.

Main Menu

The main menu comprises the following:

For more information, see Checking for Updates.

  • Manage Cloud Credentials. Allows you to manage cloud credentials that you use to access object storage.

For more information, see Managing Cloud Credentials.

  • Manage Passwords. Allows you to manage encryption passwords.

For more information, see Managing Encryption Passwords.

  • General Options. Allows you to configure general application settings.

For more information, see General Settings.

  • Restore Operator Roles. Allows you to manage restore operator roles that you add in the operator restore scenario for data restore using Restore Portal.

For more information, see Adding Restore Operator Role.

  • Console.
  • PowerShell. Opens the PowerShell toolkit.
  • Swagger. Opens swagger website. Unavailable until you enable the REST service. For more information, see REST API Settings.
  • Color Theme. Contains four different color schemes that you can select for the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 console.
  • License. Shows license information.

For more information, see Installing and Updating License.

  • Help and Support.
  • Online help. Opens the online help page.
  • Support information. Launches the support information collection wizard.

For more information, see Collecting Log Files.

  • About. Shows the additional information including build number.
  • Exit. Closes the Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 console window.

Main Menu

Main Application Window

The main application window can be divided into five categories:

Items displayed in the inventory pane differ depending on the active view. For example, in the Organizations view, the inventory pane displays the following nodes:

In the Backup Infrastructure view, the inventory pane displays nodes for backup infrastructure components — backup proxies, backup repositories and object storage. The Backup Repositories node includes the following nodes for different backup repositories added to Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365:

For more information, see Supported Azure Storage Account Types and Supported Amazon S3 Storage Classes.

Keep in mind that the Archive and Object storage nodes are displayed only if you have added a backup repository extended with a particular object storage.

  • The ribbon that contains operation commands organized into logical groups represented as tabs. The ribbon is displayed at the top of the main application window.

On the ribbon, the following tabs are displayed:

  • The Home tab provides quick access to the most common operations. It lets you manage organizations, create backup jobs, explore backed-up data, retrieve data from backup copies and configure reports. This tab is always available, no matter which view is currently active.
  • Other tabs contain commands specific for certain items and appear when these items are selected in the inventory or preview pane.
  • The View tab allows you to switch between the compact and full view modes.
  • The Jobs tab contains commands specific for backup jobs.
  • The Backup Proxy tab contains commands specific for backup proxies.
  • The Backup Repository tab contains commands specific for backup repositories.
  • The Object Storage tab contains commands specific for object storage.
  • The Retrievals tab contains commands specific for retrieval jobs.
  • The Last 24 Hours tab allows you to stop backup, backup copy and restore sessions.


Commands for operations with items in Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 are also available from the shortcut menu.

  • The preview pane that provides search capabilities and shows you, for example, a list of backup and backup copy jobs configured for the selected organization.
  • The action view that allows you to view details about backup and backup copy jobs progress and results.

Main Application Window


To open online help, press [F1] in any Veeam Backup for Microsoft 365 wizard or window.